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Luke Jones; Steven Tones; Gethin Foulkes; Andrew Newland – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2024
Purpose: The broad aim of this paper is to use Noddings' theory of ethical care to analyse mentors' caring experiences. More specifically, it aims to analyse how physical education (PE) mentors provide care, how they are cared for and how this impacts their role within the context of secondary PE initial teacher training (ITT).…
Descriptors: Physical Education Teachers, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Caring
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Gallagher, Tiffany L.; Grierson, Arlene; Susin, Catherine A. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: This two-year study illuminates the experiences of technology coaches (digital learning coaches [DL] and science technology engineering and mathematics/literacy coaches [STEM/L]) as they engaged in their own professional learning (PL) facilitated by a faculty researcher. Design/methodology/approach: Technology coaches from different…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Coaching (Performance), STEM Education, Electronic Learning
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Cronin, Sue – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to consider the practices and experiences of the new school-based mentors for Early Career Teachers (ECT's), emerging from the UK Government's new early career framework (ECF) policy (DfE, 2019a). The paper uses Lipsky's (2010) framing of professionals as "street level bureaucrats" to consider the extent to which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Development, Mentors, Novices
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Daly, Caroline; Glegg, Polly; Stiasny, Beth; Hardman, Mark; Taylor, Becky; Pillinger, Claire; Gandolfi, Haira – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: The paper provides analysis of the use of instructional coaching (IC) as a prevalent trend supporting new teachers in the English system and aims to inform ongoing policy development and implementation. The qualitative study examines mentors' conceptualisations and enactment of the role of instructional coach and the readiness of mentors…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mentors, Coaching (Performance), Role
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Hunskaar, Tove Seiness; Gudmundsdottir, Greta Björk – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2023
Purpose: This paper aims to investigate how school-based mentors and preservice teachers (PTs) perceive mentoring conversations when applying a set of newly developed digital tools accompanied by discursive tools in mentoring in practicum. Design/methodology/approach: This study performed a thematic analysis of 12 interviews (5 with mentors and 7…
Descriptors: Mentors, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Craig, Stephanie Lynn; Smith, Sean J.; Frey, Bruce B. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2022
Purpose: This paper examines instructional coaching as a means to support teachers at all levels in primary and secondary schools in implementing new and innovative practices using the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework as a design guide. Design/methodology/approach: This mixed-methods study compared the impact of an instructional…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Access to Education, Curriculum Implementation, Faculty Development
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Warnock, Jennifer Marie; Gibson-Sweet, Monica; van Nieuwerburgh, Christian J. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2022
Purpose: Coaching for teachers has evolved as a form of professional development. The benefits of such interventions have been examined with regard to student, teacher and school outcomes, but the purpose of this paper is to present an investigation relating to the benefits of instructional coaching (Knight, 2006) to teachers as perceived by the…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Faculty Development, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries
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Hollweck, Trista; Lofthouse, Rachel M. – International Journal of Mentoring and Coaching in Education, 2021
Purpose: The research examines how contextual coaching (Gorrell and Hoover, 2009; Valentine, 2019) can act as a lever to build collaborative professionalism (Hargreaves and O'Connor, 2018) and lead to school improvement. Design/methodology/approach: The multi-case study (Stake, 2013) draws on two bespoke examples of contextual coaching in…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Teacher Collaboration, Coaching (Performance), Professionalism